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Ideas for A Fun Family Winter Weekend

Winter is here and yes, while it is cold outside, it’s a season that ushers in a brand new bunch of fun, unique activities to the Grand Rapids area. As a former California resident, I never thought I’d say I love wintertime, but with all the awesome activities and events to do here in Grand Rapids…

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The Sweet Escape: Your Visit to Blandford Nature Center

Blandford Nature Center is located just a half-mile north of Grand Rapids’ thriving West Side Neighborhood, but it’s just far enough to make you feel like you’ve entered a totally different place, a place where you can slow down and forget your to-do lists. Blandford Nature Center is located on 264…

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Veen Observatory: A Hidden Gem in The Grand Rapids Area

In Grand Rapids, you don't have to travel far to escape the lights of the city for dark, starry country skies. About a 25-minute drive from Grand Rapids, in Lowell, amateur astronomers and curious members of the public can visit the James C. Veen Observatory to view stars, planets, and other…

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How to Spend Long Summer Weekends in Grand Rapids with Kids

West Michiganders anticipate summer with joy for good reason: the weather is gorgeous, the sparkling lakeshore beckons, and every weekend holds the promise of something new and exciting to do around Grand Rapids. Whether you live in West Michigan or are visiting, you can take advantage of the…

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Crafting Candles at Wax Poetic Candle Bar

Tap into your sense of smell and flex your creativity by making a hand-poured, scented candle at Wax Poetic Candle Bar in Grand Rapids. My wife, Laura, and I recently visited this adorable shop nestled in Grand Rapids’ Uptown neighborhood, and we loved creating our one-of-a-kind candles. The whole…

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Free Spring Family Fun around Grand Rapids

Now that it’s spring, there is so much to explore in greater Grand Rapids. Art, nature, and baby animals are just some of the treats waiting to be discovered. Gather the family and head out to these free West Michigan events and experiences. Events A Historical Betty Ford Easter Egg-Stravaganza…

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